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December 27, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
High school basketball superstar Tyreke Evans drove a sport utility vehicle away from the scene after a passenger allegedly shot and killed a man last month, according to a Chester Township police affidavit that was released last week. Evans, who lives in the city of Chester, has not been charged with any crime. A senior at American Christian Academy in Aston, Delaware County, Evans is considered one of the nation's top high school players and is being heavily recruited by top-tier colleges, including Villanova, Memphis and Louisville.
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May 4, 1993 | By David Delman, FOR THE INQUIRER
ONE ON ONE Fiction. By Tabitha King. Dutton. $23. This is a novel about two championship seasons. Two high-school basketball teams strive for their respective state titles, and though one is a girls' team neither is treated frivolously. Which means we may be dealing with some sort of landmark here. Unless I'm mistaken, young Deanie Gauthier, the female protagonist, follows no literary footprints as she pursues athletic achievement with the intensity and commitment of, say, Galahad after the Grail.
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December 27, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
High school basketball superstar Tyreke Evans drove a sport utility vehicle away from the scene after a passenger allegedly shot and killed a man last month, according to a Chester Township police affidavit that was released last week. Evans, who lives in the city of Chester, has not been charged with any crime. A senior at American Christian Academy in Aston, Delaware County, Evans is considered one of the nation's top high school players and is being heavily recruited by top-tier colleges, including Villanova, Memphis and Louisville.
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December 19, 1998 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a verdict expected to open boys' high school basketball games across the state to officiating by women, a federal court jury ruled yesterday that PIAA bylaws had the illegal effect of keeping Noreen P. Kemether from refereeing boys' varsity and junior varsity games. The suit contended that Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's bylaws gave local assigners too much autonomy in deciding who would officiate games, thus vesting an inordinate amount of power in "old-boy networks" that did not believe women should officiate boys' games.
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December 10, 1993 | By Frank Lawlor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Carroll, the Catholic League South runner-up in basketball last season, lost all five of its starters to graduation. Franklin Learning Center, the Public League runner-up, lost four. It follows, then, that coaches Tom Inglesby of Carroll and Pete Merlino of FLC should be lamenting that regrettable necessity known as rebuilding. Far from it. By March, both teams could be champions, and a single word explains why: Transfers. High school athletes have always changed schools, but this season key basketball players with new jerseys are popping up everywhere, more than ever.
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February 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AT 6-8, TYERE MARSHALL might seem a surprising underdog. That is until you find out the Roxborough High junior big man is playing his first season of high school basketball. Yesterday, Marshall's 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks helped the host, sixth-seeded Indians (12-10, 10-3) smack 11th-seeded Masterman, 67-47, in the Public League (Class AA) preliminary playoffs. Roxborough will play at High School of the Future tomorrow at 3:15. So, why did the Germantown resident suddenly decide to get into the game?
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February 27, 1997 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles Baltimore left St. Maria Goretti High School five years ago as a fired coach of the school's floundering girls' basketball team and an outspoken critic about moral, racial and social issues in high school basketball. In protest, Baltimore, who is black, filed a federal lawsuit and a human-relations complaint against the Catholic League, contending racial discrimination. The principal at the time, Theresa McGhee, was transferred to another Catholic school. Baltimore eventually dropped litigation to go on with his life, accept a coaching job at Friends Select and later at Abington Friends, where he has coached the girls' team for three seasons.
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December 12, 2007 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Delaware County has arguably the best high school basketball team in Pennsylvania in Chester. But there is no denying Delaware County has the best high school basketball player in the state - and possibly the country - in American Christian's Tyreke Evans. The slender, 6-6 shooting guard is being sought by Villanova, Memphis, Louisville, Connecticut and Texas, and has begun this season with a torrid start, averaging 35 points a game for the Eagles. AMERICAN CHRISTIAN, with Evans leading the way, has been ranked by a number of national news outlets as a top team in the country.
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July 13, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To understand Dajuan Wagner's magnificence and the spectacle packaged with it, look not at his awe-deserving slashes to the basket or that can't-be-in-high-school physique. Look instead at that slender player from Philadelphia in the background, the one who is just now catching the eye of college coaches. His name is Hakim Warrick. He is 6-foot-8 and listed at 205 pounds, but he may be a few Snickers bars lighter than that, and his nickname fits his frame - "Skinny. " His name was not in the handbook of the 2000 Nike All-American camp, where he, Wagner and about 180 more of the nation's top high school basketball players went last week to either impress college coaches or validate their talent.
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June 25, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Christian Academy, the Pentecostal prep school that attracted attention for giving some of the city's rising high school basketball players a second chance at better grades and college recruitment, has named David Anwar as its new basketball coach. Anwar, a Mount Airy resident and 1992 graduate of Abington Friends School, said he resigned last month as assistant basketball coach at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., to take the PCA job vacated by Paul Rieser. "I just want to do what I can to get players ready academically and athletically to play at the college level," said Anwar, 25, who at Notre Dame Prep helped fifth-year high school players go on to college.
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March 18, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
JALEN HERDSMAN might not be much of a bowler, but that doesn't mean his work between the lanes didn't help his skills on the court for La Salle High. Well, indirectly anyway. High school basketball can become a grind after hours of schoolwork during the day followed by hours of practice in the evening and gobs of homework at night. And then - lather, rinse, repeat - for months. With that in mind, it may seem peculiar for Herdsman and La Salle to have appeared so energized in Saturday's PIAA quarterfinal win against Lower Merion, which had previously vanquished District 12 top-seed Roman Catholic.
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February 23, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Certain stereotypes are easy to dispel. Like the one about how girls can't play basketball. That's one Bernie Hynson had heard before he took over the Woodrow Wilson girls' team three years ago. He hadn't spent much time around the girls' game, and he didn't know exactly what to expect. But it took about 30 seconds of watching Chanelle Perry on a court to realize that, yes, girls can play basketball - and well, too. Even today, when Hynson looks at Perry, he sees a woman who breaks the mold, and not just on the court.
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February 6, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AT 6-8, TYERE MARSHALL might seem a surprising underdog. That is until you find out the Roxborough High junior big man is playing his first season of high school basketball. Yesterday, Marshall's 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks helped the host, sixth-seeded Indians (12-10, 10-3) smack 11th-seeded Masterman, 67-47, in the Public League (Class AA) preliminary playoffs. Roxborough will play at High School of the Future tomorrow at 3:15. So, why did the Germantown resident suddenly decide to get into the game?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
COMCAST SPORTSNET will welcome a new face at the end of the month as Jen Daniels joins the team. Daniels' most recent stint as a sports reporter was at the ABC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., but her gig at Comcast SportsNet is a homecoming of sorts. Daniels hails from Brigantine, N.J., where she was a basketball star in her own right, making Sports Illustrated 's Faces in the Crowd section as an eighth-grader at Brigantine North Middle School, and achieving basketball stardom at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J. She attended George Mason University on a full athletic scholarship.
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July 11, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
SOME OF THE best high school basketball players in the country will assemble at Philadelphia University today for the start of Reebok Classic Breakout camp. Players will participate in the 3-day event to showcase their skills and boost their recruiting stock to a number of college coaches. Four players from the Philadelphia area are among the 100 players at this year's camp. Senior Rashaan Armstead-Holloway, from Schalick High in Elmer, N.J., has offers from Drexel, La Salle and Temple.
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May 4, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Smith sincerely believes that basketball is a means for inner-city children to gain positive opportunities out in the world. And he would do just about anything he could to bring awareness to that ideal. How about dribbling a basketball 10 miles? Smith, 27, a basketball trainer and instructor from North Philadelphia, will participate in Sunday's Broad Street Run and plans to dribble a basketball for the entire 10-mile route, from Fisher Avenue to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
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March 16, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Jack Curran spent more than five decades compiling one of the best records in high school basketball and baseball. When former players, opponents, and those close to high school sports spoke of him upon learning of his death Thursday at 82, wins and titles didn't matter. They all spoke of the coach who spent the last half-century helping players - and not just those at New York's Archbishop Molloy, his school - get scholarships to college. "He was one of the true saints in scholastic sports," said Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca, whom Mr. Curran succeeded at Molloy.
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February 21, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spotlight on: Gloucester Catholic freshman Maggie McIntyre Mikila Stefanski had sunk her previous two half-court shots. And watching her step up for a third try, Maggie McIntyre said, was about the most nerve-racking part of the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament's three-point contest. "I could hardly watch," said McIntyre, a Gloucester Catholic freshman. After making the improbable shot in the quarterfinals and semifinals, Stefanski, a Cedar Creek junior, rimmed out what would have been the winner in the contest's championship pairing.
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February 15, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JUST ABOUT everything everybody thinks they know about college basketball players is wrong. There is this perception, especially from a school's fans, that the players are robots, totally dedicated to basketball and schoolwork. Once that scholarship is accepted, it is somehow assumed that human emotion is laid aside for 4 years while pursuing victories and tournament berths. They see a player in uniform on a court. They don't see the person behind the uniform away from the court.
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January 18, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
AMIR DAVIS figured the most amazing game of his final high school basketball season already owned a spot in the rearview mirror. Then came Thursday. And a wonderful, hard-fought, draining contest that appeared destined to last into Friday. For 44 minutes of game time and 2 hours, 19 minutes of real time, host Palmer Charter battled Palumbo in Public League Division D. And the former fiiiiinally won, 99-96. After Jalen Wilder's right-wing trey fell short and the buzzer sounded, Davis exchanged a lengthy hug with a good buddy and fellow hero, Malachi Thompson.
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